This week, as we come towards the end of this Easter season, we pray...
Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, sometimes it is hard to live in hope, because our hopes have been dashed so often. Enlarge our hope and centre it on you, our risen and ascended Saviour, because you alone can fulfil it.
Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, we know that we can be wilful and wayward children, but we want you to take the reins of our lives and lead us where you will. Take everything we have and everything we are. Do with us what you will so that our lives may glorify your name.
Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, we know that love overcomes fear. We try to live fearlessly, but we are human and the world can be a frightening place. Forgive us our fears, for they work against your love and prevent us from living in your joyful freedom.
Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, you live and reign in the perfect unity of love: help us to know you, to love you and to enjoy you always. Amen.